Belgium’s Carmeuse Group to build a lime plant in Kazakhstan

ASTANA (TCA) — Carmeuse Group, the Belgian transnational corporation which is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality special building materials, plans to build a plant to produce more than 500 thousand tons of premium-quality technological lime per year in the Osakarov district of Kazakhstan’s Karaganda province, the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan said on January 11.

The ministry held a meeting with the Belgian company representatives.

The plant’s products will meet the needs of Kazakhstan’s metallurgical, chemical, construction, and food industries.  

The plant will create more than 100 jobs.

The project has been included in the regional Industrialization Map and will be implemented in cooperation with Global Chemicals Company, a leader in the production of chemical reagents in Central Asia.

Investments in the project are expected to exceed ten billion tenge. Construction of the plant will begin this year in the Osakarov district.

Minister of Investment and Development Aset Isekeshev said the project will enjoy the necessary investment incentives.

Carmeuse Group is a worldwide leading producer of high calcium and dolomitic lime, limestone and derived products, providing solutions for many different industries.

With its main offices in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Carmeuse presently conducts operations and/or offices in more than 90 locations situated across Western and Eastern Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

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